Our web site tuicakademi.org was established in 2011 to encourage undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students studying in the fields of social sciences to write.
It has not only been limited to students, but has become a leading reference source with the contributions of experts and academics working in the field of social sciences, and today it has become an important tool for young people to access information with its nearly 8,000 open source content.
Between 2011 and 2021, a total of 2.548,414 people visited our website. Tuicakademi.org acts as a bedside resource especially for students’ midterm-final periods and their research.
With the approach of “Academy on the Street”, the semi-academic TUİÇ Academy Magazine was established in 2012. Our magazine, which aims to encourage young people to write, research and think systematically about developments on a global scale, allowed young people to bring their agendas to the public.
By 2021, the semi-academic TUİÇ Academy Journal has become an international scientific and peer-reviewed periodical.
The editorial board of the Journal of International Relations Studies, published quarterly on www.tuicakademidergisi.com, is composed of academics from different parts of the world, while graduate students are the editors and management. In this way, a mutual flow of information and experience sharing between academicians and academic candidates is aimed.
On 14-15 March 2011, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, II. International Relations and Diplomacy Symposium was held.
21 young people contributed to the program, which was attended by young people from 14 different universities, by making presentations.
Within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the opportunity to do internships was created for 6 young people.
In the perspective of Public Diplomacy, the contributions of young people to peacebuilding and multilateral projects within the democratic framework were discussed.
A cooperation concept was developed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Public Diplomacy Coordinatorship and TUİÇ Association for the realization of projects with the active participation of young people.
A visit to the Ministry of European Union was made within the scope of Ankara Education Trip on 15-17 May 2012 and a meeting on “9 May Europe Day and Youth” was held.
In the program attended by 45 young people from 22 universities in Turkey, the Ministry of EU Affairs, the Parliamentary EU Harmonization Commission, the Parliamentary Human Rights Investigation Commission and the political parties in the parliament were visited.
Presentations were made to policy makers about the expectations, demands and problems of young people.
Evaluations were made on the role and contributions of young people about Turkey’s European Union membership perspective.
The congress themed “Jewish Immigration and the Jews of Turkey” was held at Kadir Has University on 2-4 December 2013 in cooperation with Tel Aviv University Moshe Dayan Institute. The congress, which was about Jewish migrations in the world, Ottoman and Turkish Jews, was carefully followed by the international community.
12 students from 7 different universities presented their research at the congress.
A cooperation protocol was signed between Moshe Dayan Institute and TUİÇ Association.
It was decided that 2 people to be determined by the TUİÇ Association would do their internship at the Moshe Dayan Institute in Israel.
Evaluations were made on the roles that the youth NGOs of both countries, especially the Jewish youth from Turkey, will assume in the relations between Turkey and Israel.
K105-Exchange Program, which was held in Olympos, Antalya, between 27 September – 3 October 2013, with the “Unleash Your Creativity, Become an Entrepreneur” project, was held with participants from six different countries. The project, financed by the Turkish National Agency, aimed to contribute to the self-confidence and critical thinking skills of young people.
A communication network for new project partnerships was established among non-governmental organizations participating in the project.
Evaluations were made regarding the participation of TUİÇ Association volunteers in the NGOs hosted under this project as Erasmus internship or project volunteers.
The “Empowering Women in Diplomacy and Politics” project, in which young people from eight countries took part as representatives in Ganja, Azerbaijan on 7-12 March 2014, was realized with the support of regional and global non-governmental organizations. TUİÇ has played a leading role in disseminating the outputs produced by TUİÇ to increase women’s participation in political processes and to ensure equality of opportunity in Turkey.
Between February and June 2014, a series of roundtable meetings called “Democracy Talks” was held at Boğaziçi University, International University of Sarajevo and TUİÇ Association Office. In the series held at Boğaziçi University, the understanding of democracy among the youth in Turkey and the understanding of democracy of the youth in the Balkans at the meeting held at the International University of Sarajevo were discussed. The study, in which the faculty members of both universities played a facilitating role, played a decisive role in the adoption of the values of freedom of expression and democratic participation by the youth.
The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, are based on human rights, labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption. We have been a member of the Global Compact since 2015 to ensure visibility, develop new collaborations, and develop corporate sustainability strategy. We publish a Statement of Responsibility Report (COE) every two years to show our support for the UN Global Compact and the 10 Principles.
Academicians, journalists and experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, North Macedonia, Albania, Croatia and Serbia participated in the “Balkan Economy Summit” organization hosted by Istanbul Bahçeşehir University on 10-11 April 2015. At the summit, workshops were held on the employment problems of the youth in the Balkans, the young brain drain in the Balkans, and the young people’s contributions to the democratization processes.
March 11, 2015 – Various panels, meetings with non-governmental organizations, street events, signature campaigns and interviews throughout the train, which starts from Istanbul and will reach its final stop in Diyarbakır, in the Peace Train project realized within the scope of the Look for Peace Campaign and aiming to provide civil support to the solution process. carried out. TUİÇ Association supported the Peace Train Project with its representatives in various cities.
February 17, 2016 – Winter Camp / Winter camp was held under the title of Sustainable Energy with the participation of 37 students from 16 universities in Eskişehir. In the workshops attended by 6 expert speakers, renewable energy policies were discussed in the perspective of the climate crisis and change of the students.
Acting with the goal of sharing and disseminating information as a result of Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey in 2017, TUİÇ has directed alternative solutions. In this direction, the Dictionary of International Relations (UliWiki) was established with the aim of providing access to information, making information transparent and democratizing. The content writers and coordinators of the dictionary, which includes important events and terms in the field of social sciences, consist of young people at undergraduate and graduate level. In order for young people to express their ideas and gain a sense of responsibility, UliWiki has gained the feature of a database containing a lot of information in the field of social sciences.
7-10 December 2017 – TUİÇ has university representatives in various European countries, especially in Turkey. The purpose of establishing university representations is that academic studies are not limited to a few universities and that the principles of freedom of expression, critical thinking and active participation are applied locally. In this direction, the “Representatives Summit” was held in Eskişehir with the cooperation of Civil Think. With the participation of 36 different university representatives and 50 students in total, the summit, where human rights, 21st century competencies, international relations and youth work, democracy and active participation, and local democratization were discussed, made a significant contribution to the reduction of democracy to the local.
TUİÇ, which has determined to support young people with research, education and academic studies as its main mission, has organized “Seminar and Workshop on Being an International Relationship in Turkey” in 34 different universities in Turkey. The content and operation of the Seminar and Workshop belong to postgraduate students, while the beneficiaries are undergraduate students. This creates an interaction between graduate students and undergraduate students.
As a result of the feedback received from the seminars and workshops, the book “Being an International Relationship in Turkey”, which consists of interviews with academicians and experts, was published in 2013. Upon intense demand and need, the expanded edition was published in 2021 with the title of “Being an International Relationship”.
TUİÇ started the Online Internship (o-Internship) program in 2016 due to the fact that students in Turkey do not have enough alternatives to do internships and they encounter logistics problems. O-Internship, instead of the understanding of internship based on the logic of “photocopying” with classical methods and methods; operates as an education model that aims to provide young people with self-confidence, development, network, initiative and responsibility. Between 2020-2021, 2036 trainees graduated from the internship program, which includes methodology training, research writing, film-series analysis, online presentation, teamwork and interview studies. The coordinators of the internship programs are young people at the doctoral level. In this way, academician candidates have the opportunity to develop their curriculum and knowledge transfer skills.
The Online Internship program, which aims to eliminate the physical impossibilities of young people locally, offers young people the opportunity to express themselves, transfer their work and develop their networks. Internship programs are prepared by considering the demands of academic programs as well as TUİÇ’s values and goals. Programs; Civil Society Studies, Migration Studies, Gender, International Organizations, Feminism, International Law, Psychology Studies, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Sociology Studies, International Relations Theories etc. consists of. TUİÇ Online Internship program is accredited by the European Agency for Higher Education & Accreditation – EAHEA, in line with the quality standards of the education provided within the scope of the internship and the contribution it has produced.
TUİÇ attaches importance to the dissemination of youth work and creating value in the field of youth rights. It is a founding member of the Local Youth Associations Network, financed by the EU Union and the Hrant Dink Foundation, which was established in this direction. TUİÇ, which aims to include international projects and studies, has created a project unit in this direction. At this point, it provides information about project writing training and national/international supports to undergraduate and graduate level youth in the project unit, and produces studies for the internationalization of young people.
TUİÇ was invited to the “Youth Forum” organized by UNDP Turkey and the International Labor Organization in Ankara. TUİÇ Chairman of the Board Burak Yalım gave information about the activities of the association on youth participation, digital opportunities, active citizenship and the online internship training model, which is the brand of TUİÇ. In this direction, we contributed to the dissemination of youth work by conveying our reports and suggestions to UNDP on the subject.
TUİÇ is aiming to create projects regarding Sustainable Development Goals;
4. Qualified Education,
5. Gender Equality,
10. Reducing Inequalities,
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and
17. Partnerships for Goals
carries out projects and studies in accordance with its themes.